2023 Toyota SUVs and Trucks You Need for Your Next Road Trip

By: Whitehorse Toyota   |   28 Feb 2023

With spring just around the corner, the hunt for a vehicle that will accompany your upcoming weekend getaways is fresh on our minds. For Yukon residents, we know all too well family road trips require a vehicle that’s more than capable and up for the task. Whether you need something powerful enough to pull a travel trailer or boat, rugged enough to tackle any terrain, or spacious enough to pack all your camping essentials, Whitehorse Toyota has got you covered! Let’s explore our top picks for 2023 trucks and SUVs you need for your next road trip!

Best Haulers

Starting off strong, having a reliable vehicle that can comfortably tow anything from a toy hauler to a motorhome is always essential for any road trip.

Redesigned for 2023 and boasting a plentiful V-8 engine with 389 horsepower, and 479 lb-ft of torque, the Toyota Tundra is the king of hauling thanks to its hefty 12,000-pound max towing capacity. If that’s a bit too much power, though, the Tacoma’s powerful 278-horsepower V-6 engine makes it capable enough to haul up to 6,800 lbs of cargo behind it when fully equipped.

If trucks aren’t your thing, Toyota has a few SUVs that still do a pretty decent job at hauling. You might even be surprised to see that the 2023 Sequoia makes it easy to take the fun with you, boasting a whopping 9000-lb towing capacity and a towing package that takes the fuss out of hitching up your family camper. The 2023 4Runner lets you haul up to 5,000 lbs thanks to its sturdy frame and beefy 4.0-litre V6 engine, which delivers 270 hp.


Best Off-Roaders

Taking the road less travelled is often non-negotiable for Whitehorse residents as they embark upon their road trips. Thankfully, Toyota trucks and SUVs, many of which are a part of the TRD pro-family, have been engineered with plenty of off-roading features for taking things off the pavement.

With its ultra-sturdy frame, upgraded suspension, selectable drive modes, and 4x4 capabilities,  you can confidently go off-road with 4Runner's electronically-locking rear differential and new Multi-Terrain Selectable Drive Mode to get adaptable traction in a wide range of conditions.

For 2023, the Sequoia is boasting quality upgrades like upgraded Fox dampers, a front skid plate, a locking rear differential, and 18-inch wheels with 33-inch tires for some serious off-roading prowess.

And with enhanced performance features like the Suspension Lift, TRD Pro Skid Plate, TRD-Tuned FOX Internal Bypass Shocks, and 16-In. TRD Pro Wheels,  the all-new Tacoma TRD Pro model, has been engineered to conquer the most challenging terrain that Canada can put in your way.

Best Cargo Space

From loading up the kids to loading up the camping gear, having an expansive interior is a big reason, Whitehorse families opt for SUVs for road trips.

From a three-row roomy interior to versatile cargo options to convenient smart technologies, the 2023 Highlander is bridging the gap between comfort and convenience. The XSE, Limited, and Platinum models offer seating for 7 with 2nd row Captain’s Chairs, while all other models comfortably seat 8 thanks to a 2nd-row bench. With 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row and 2nd-row seats, you'll find plenty of room for cargo, no matter where your adventures take you. And with the available hands-free power liftgate, loading your essentials in and out is a breeze.


The Corolla Cross’ spacious interior and a slew of comfort features make it easy to get where you’re going. 60:40 split-fold rear seats open up 440L of cargo space while wide rear doors and its low cargo-loading height make loading and unloading your essentials a breeze

With seating for up to 8, the Sequoia offers 86.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row (with all seats folded down), 49.0 cubic feet behind the second row, and 22.3 cubic feet behind the third.

Ready to test drive these amazing vehicles for your next road trip? Don’t hesitate to conatct us at Whitehorse Toyota today or stop by our lot. Our team is ready to get your next weekend getaway started!


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